“Voice” under the old Yamuna bridge

The message behind the jacket says: “Yeh meri jagah hai” (this is my place). The old Yamuna bridge is a two-level bridge (one for railway, one for traffic). It has long been declared to have outlasted its life-time and it actually wobbles vigorously when traffic or trains pass. With the Yamuna river having steadily degraded […]

“Voice” @ Basant Lok market, Vasant Vihar

The message behind the jacket says: “Yeh meri jagah hai” (this is my place). In a marketplace like Basant Lok, the perceived value of space (occupancy, advertising) being so high, this performance is a study of how this space is used in different ways everyday and a demonstration of some ideas of how this space […]

“Voice” at Majnu Ka Tila (Tibetan rehabilitation colony)

The message behind the jacket says: “Yeh meri jagah hai” (this is my place). With this statement, I was responding to the way refugee communities under political asylum go through the process of re-creating their “place” in an alien country. The environments I stand in and walk through speak of the rich culturally assimilated world […]

“Voice”@ the informal settlements in the Okhla industrial estate

The message behind the jacket says: “Main ujala hun” (I am the light). I was interested in performing there because no infrastructure exists in informal settlements like Okhla. Most of the streets are dark or lit up by privately set up lights/peripheral lighting from homes. explaining the project to some curious onlookers near a tea […]